[Worldkings] Top 50 creative minds in the world (P. 15) Marc Newson (Australia): The “Design Wizard” with the ability to transform anything into a unique and iconic product


(Worldkings.org) Versatile, precise and creative by nature, Marc Newson is an undeniable reference for industrial design.

Marc Andrew Newson CBE RDI (born 20 October 1963) is an Australian industrial designer who works in product design, furniture design, aircraft cabin design, jewellery design, and clothing. His work is characterized by the use of smooth geometric lines, organic shapes, translucency, transparency, and the lack of sharp edges.

When he was a kid, while his friends opened boxes and broke wrappings to reach for their toys, Marc Newson made them with his own hands. That’s what he liked, he felt different. Some years later, the kid became a prestigious industrial designer – for the Time magazine is one of 100 most influential people in the world –, who maintained such meticulousness and precocious creativity in all his works.

Before he succeeded, Newson’s restless mind had received a key impulse: during his adolescence, as a 12-year-old he travelled around Europe with his mother for 12 months. His world then got wider and such experience influenced him forever, because now the designer enjoys discovering new places in order to feed his curiosity and works. Then, he studied jewellery and lived in Korea and Tokyo, experiences that provided him with the technique and the taste for details.

In the 80s, he started his professional career and since then all kinds of creations have emerged from his head: furniture, watches, yatchs, containers, suitcases, planes… Not only leaves he his stamp in brands and clients of all kind (many of them from the luxury sector), but he also has de ability to transform everything he touches into an icon of modern design. A power praised by his clients and recognised around the world.

His creativity is demonstrated by the tens of awards he has received due to his view for design, by having his artworks exhibited in first-line museums (such as MoMa in New York, Design Museum and V&A in London, and the Centre Georges Pompidou) and by the continuous jobs from prominent companies.


He usually works for Louis Vuitton, Qantas, Knoll, Hennessy and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Among his last creations are the packaging for the Louis Vuitton’s perfume line and the ultralight suitcase collection for the same brand.

Newson’s work was included in the collections of a number of major museums, among the most notable of which were the Design Museum in London; the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris; the Powerhouse Museum of Sydney; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. Newson also had solo exhibitions at many other prestigious galleries and museums and across the globe.


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